Sunday, September 22, 2013

FALL FLAVORS

Today is the official first day of autumn. Happy fall y'all!

So, I thought it would be so very appropriate to post a fall-hued card in my blog post today.

Recently, I've become enamored of sunburst-style cards I've been seeing, and decided to challenge myself to creating one of my own. I chose retired Stampin' Up Designer Series Papers in shades of brown, orange/rust and green.


For my adhesive to hold all the strips in place, I used my favorite, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, what I always refer to as "green glue". This proved to be quite messy, especially when it came to the thin sharp points. My fingers were wearing a lot of glue by the time I finished putting the strips in place. 

An easier way to accomplish this task, but more UNforgiving, would be to cover your base sheet with sticky sheet adhesive, such as Xyron. 

But, since I always try to keep my projects Stampin' Up! pure, I opted for my favorite glue. Even though it was messy, if I ever make another card like this again, I think I would use my green glue. The best part of my favorite adhesive is that it is forgiving for several seconds after placement. It it isn't positioned EXACTLY where you want it, you can move it until you are satisfied, as long as you do it right away. 

This is not the case with many of the other types of adhesive, including Xyron. Once it's down, it's down. 

Speaking of the strips, there are 39 OF THEM!! 

Hope your fall is delightfully colorful.

Smiles.

9 comments:

  1. That is so pretty. I love the fall colors.

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  2. That's such a pretty card. I love all the colors. Happy Fall to you too!

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  3. Awesomely pretty!!! Pining! Hope you are having a marvellous week!!!

    XOXO
    Cami @ TitiCrafty.com

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  4. That is one awesome card! You did such a nice job on it, even if the glue was messy.

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  5. Love it! I just saw another sunburst card and really like this style.

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  6. Turned out to be a beautiful card.

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  7. Wow Linda! What a great job on that card. And Happy Fall to you too!!
    39???? good night. I'd have to say you're addicted. And perfect! That looks gorgeous!!!!
    Smiles to you !
    Doni

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  8. This came out beautiful!! Don't you love the fall colors? Your friend, Linda

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  9. Great design, and how adaptable. Super way to use up small pieces of paper too. You just got featured at http://mumtopia.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-creative-home-and-garden-hop-11.html
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